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How to Reach Manipal

Manipal is basically a university city and a suburb within Udupi district of Karnakata. Being located on a plateau and few kilometres away from the Arabian Sea, Manipal commands panoramic view of the ocean and Western Ghats. The city boasts of tranquil and year-round pleasant climate. It attracts thousands of students every year from across India. Manipal is also well connected by various means of transport with rest of India.
How to Reach Manipal by Air
The nearest airport to Manipal is Mangalore International Airport, located around 50 km away. It helps to connect Manipal with other Indian cities like Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore, to name a few with major domestic airlines. Middle Eastern countries like UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman also enjoy good air connectivity with Manipal. Prepaid taxis are available outside the airport.
How to Reach Manipal by Road
Major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa are connected with Manipal by a well laid road network and good bus service. There are direct buses from Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Goa to Manipal. Buses run at frequent intervals between Mangalore and Manipal.
How to Reach Manipal by Rail
The major nearby rail-head to Manipal is Mangalore Railway Station. Otherwise, Udupi Station, located around 2 km away is the nearest rail-head to Manipal. Direct trains till Mangalore are available from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai, to name a few. Trains till Udupi also available from Mumbai and Delhi.

How to reach Manipal by Air

The nearest International Airport is Bajpe Airport, Mangalore, roughly one and a half hour drive from Manipal.  Bajpe Airport is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Raipur via Air India Express, Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet etc.

Nearest Airport : Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore

How to reach Manipal by Rail

The nearest Railway Station is Udupi Railway Station, roughly, 5 Kms from Manipal. Udupi Railway Station is well connected to major cities like Bhavnagar, Bikaner, Mumbai, Pune, Ajmer, Chandigarh and Ernakulam via Mangalore Express, Poorna Express, Maru Sagar Express, Bkn Kcvl Express and Okha Express etc.

How to reach Manipal by Road

Manipal is 16 Kms from Brahmavar, 36 Kms from Koteshwar, 40 Kms from Someshwara, 61 Kms from Mangalore, 76 Kms from Sringeri, 80 Kms from Koppa, 159 Kms from Bhadravati, 175 Kms from Chikmagalur, 230 Kms from Hassan and is linked through Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and some private travel services.

Quick Info

  • Attractions

  • Altitude

    73 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    Winters, October to March
  • State/Code


    Kannada, English and Tulu
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